Coombs Hill Farm

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05/24/2020

Someone mentioned it’s a 3 day weekend? What’s that? We’re starting off the hay season instead. It’s prime time to start making cow chow for the ladies.

05/13/2020

Things are getting busy at the farm. Starting to put the moo doo down on the corn fields before we start planting corn. Unfortunately it’s been cold and rainy so that hasn’t helped anything.

Remember!!  Cows are going out to pasture around New England. Please dispose of your balloons properly and don’t let the...
05/08/2020

Remember!! Cows are going out to pasture around New England. Please dispose of your balloons properly and don’t let them just “fly away”. This piece of latex can turn into a killer. Thank you.

Since it's getting warmer and people are having parties please be aware something as simple as a balloon can be dangerous for cows. Thanks to being alerted quickly be neighbor's this one which a cow had tried eating the string on and got caught in her throat was found before it hurt her any. Please share and get the word out

It’s a shame that everything is upside down and we’re being told to cut back on production. The girls don’t care what’s ...
05/05/2020

It’s a shame that everything is upside down and we’re being told to cut back on production. The girls don’t care what’s going on outside the barn they’re just doing what they’re supposed to do.

Good day at the funny farm today. Started and ended with the DHIA tester here and got the hay fields fed to keep crankin...
04/23/2020

Good day at the funny farm today. Started and ended with the DHIA tester here and got the hay fields fed to keep cranking out the moo juice. Only bad part was it felt like winter again with the wind and snow showers the whole time I was spreading fertilizer.

It’s certainly been a wild week for us. Maybe it was the tractor rides Darla cuddles or putting up fences but Mr Cooper ...
04/11/2020

It’s certainly been a wild week for us. Maybe it was the tractor rides Darla cuddles or putting up fences but Mr Cooper the 11th generation farmer has finally made his appearance a week and a few days late but he’s here healthy and back on the hill.

The March baby season is over but we’re still waiting for our human baby. We kept some, we sold some and some pretty hap...
04/06/2020

The March baby season is over but we’re still waiting for our human baby. We kept some, we sold some and some pretty happy kids got some for their oxen projects. Stay safe folks and we’ll see you when this is over. Peace.

It was way too muddy to get in the heifer barn last fall to clean it out before winter but thanks to the new skid steer ...
04/01/2020

It was way too muddy to get in the heifer barn last fall to clean it out before winter but thanks to the new skid steer and a good day today it’s clean and waiting for bedding and the heifers will be back outside before too long.

Hope 💕💕 Peace ☮️☮️. Love 💞💞
03/21/2020

Hope 💕💕 Peace ☮️☮️. Love 💞💞

Beautiful colors this fall. Here’s just a few to share and we ain’t done yet.
10/13/2019

Beautiful colors this fall. Here’s just a few to share and we ain’t done yet.

It’s been a busy couple weeks chopping corn but the pile is growing and the fields are getting bare. At least there’s a ...
10/13/2019

It’s been a busy couple weeks chopping corn but the pile is growing and the fields are getting bare. At least there’s a scenic view of the leaves while things are going on.

Ruthie Mae. Our next generation.
10/02/2019

Ruthie Mae. Our next generation.

❤️Ruthie walked into her calf session and owned it! She explored all there was to explore and put Monster Truck in check while doing so, all the while entertaining all watching!! I will never forget this session 🐮

Its officially that time of year again. Bought our own chopper again so we’ll be starting in tomorrow and by the look of...
10/01/2019

Its officially that time of year again. Bought our own chopper again so we’ll be starting in tomorrow and by the look of the test that we did this morning hopefully the girls will like the feed that comes out of it.

07/28/2019

The new to us grain bin being moved from its old home to the farm. End of an era for one, beginning of an era for another.

It’s been a very busy month so far. We’ve gone from taking early first cut off to make more corn land planted in using n...
07/02/2019

It’s been a very busy month so far. We’ve gone from taking early first cut off to make more corn land planted in using no till practices to planting corn on conventional tilled ground and now it’s on to drying hay down for hay. It’s made for some extremely long days but hopefully the piles of feed that will be available at the end of the cropping season will be the big payoff to show for it.

It’s that time of year again. First field of hay for baleage hit the ground this afternoon and will be baled up tomorrow...
05/31/2019

It’s that time of year again. First field of hay for baleage hit the ground this afternoon and will be baled up tomorrow morning before it rains again. We already have the feeling that it’s going to be another challenging crop year.

Be still my heart. Kristi always does a wonderful job capturing the ladies
05/25/2019

Be still my heart. Kristi always does a wonderful job capturing the ladies

Always love my visits to Coombs Hill Farm ❤️ Stephanie Coutu Eric Herzig Karen Herzig

Pretty much the same all across the US at this point. Pretty discouraging at this point.
05/12/2019

Pretty much the same all across the US at this point. Pretty discouraging at this point.

One of the most important things we can do as farmers is educate children and adults about where their food comes from a...
05/09/2019

One of the most important things we can do as farmers is educate children and adults about where their food comes from and how as stewards of the land we must treat everything with love and care. Today Majesty and Matilda traveled to Chesterfield to visit the children that Miss Stephanie works with. The kids were thrilled to touch them and talk to them because Steph has been sharing stories of the farm with them. Thank you for having us and the girls. We hope the children enjoyed our time with them!!

04/25/2019

Spring is definitely in the air now. With it comes those never ending jobs like spreading manure. The girls were busy this winter so there’s plenty of it to go around the fields this spring.

03/30/2019

It’s leg day here at the funny farm.

Being on a farm means learning the circle of life early on. I just happened to be walking by a cow and caught sight of a...
02/06/2019

Being on a farm means learning the circle of life early on. I just happened to be walking by a cow and caught sight of a natural abortion. She was 6 weeks along and ready to be pregnancy checked. Unfortunate for our girl, but we can have our vet check her and try again for another pregnancy. I have never witnessed this so early in a pregnancy in 45 years of being around the farm. And so goes on the circle of life.

It has been a year of struggle, tribulations and some serious thoughts about the future before us. Thank you to my famil...
11/30/2018

It has been a year of struggle, tribulations and some serious thoughts about the future before us. Thank you to my family, friends and neighbors who were there to help us through last spring. Among it all, we are proud to say we continue to bring you a quality product and are so proud to be dairy farmers. Push on friends and thank you all so much.

08/28/2018

Sadly, times are changing and we have to adapt. Not alway with grace and enthusiasm but with need. Gone are the days of 5,000 squares in the barn but what must be done, must be done. Here’s to getting through the winter and still being able to hold on until next season. It’s out of our hands now.

Izzy all cleaned up and ready for Cummington. Good luck Clare and have fun!!
08/24/2018

Izzy all cleaned up and ready for Cummington. Good luck Clare and have fun!!

It’s been a busy summer so far but the picture of the short corn was taken July 20th. Fast forward 2-1/2 weeks on the sa...
08/09/2018

It’s been a busy summer so far but the picture of the short corn was taken July 20th. Fast forward 2-1/2 weeks on the same field and it’s gone from six foot to close to 12’ and there’s still growing time left in the season.

We would love to introduce you to the newest addition here on the hill. Our great niece Ruthie Mae Coombs made her  arri...
05/31/2018

We would love to introduce you to the newest addition here on the hill. Our great niece Ruthie Mae Coombs made her arrival on Tuesday night. Congratulations Scott and Amanda she’s a beautiful little girl.

What do we do on a Friday night for fun? We calve out cows. There's always lots of help from Gramma Stormy. She's our re...
05/12/2018

What do we do on a Friday night for fun? We calve out cows. There's always lots of help from Gramma Stormy. She's our resident calf cleaner when she's in reach.

It's been a really cold winter this year so far. Think the almanac missed it this time but every day is one more closer ...
01/21/2018

It's been a really cold winter this year so far. Think the almanac missed it this time but every day is one more closer to spring and things warming up again

It's been frigid cold this week last few days have all been below 0 but the cows still have to be fed no matter the weat...
12/29/2017

It's been frigid cold this week last few days have all been below 0 but the cows still have to be fed no matter the weather. It's days like these that it's nice to have cab tractors to warm up a little.

Another year of quality brought to all of you from the girls (and guys) at Coombs Hill Farm.
12/04/2017

Another year of quality brought to all of you from the girls (and guys) at Coombs Hill Farm.

The ladies are milked cleaned and fed so it's time for us to get cleaned up and grab some chow for ourselves. Happy Than...
11/23/2017

The ladies are milked cleaned and fed so it's time for us to get cleaned up and grab some chow for ourselves. Happy Thanksgiving from our family and ladies to yours.

What goes in the cows must come out right? It's that time of the year again. Time to get the manure that's been stored i...
11/05/2017

What goes in the cows must come out right? It's that time of the year again. Time to get the manure that's been stored in piles spread on the fields before winter comes. This way if we have a wet spring like this year there's less chance of getting stuck and compacting the ground or make ruts.

Since we had some decent weather before the next monsoon rolls through tomorrow and Monday figured it'd be a good time t...
10/28/2017

Since we had some decent weather before the next monsoon rolls through tomorrow and Monday figured it'd be a good time to sneak some of the second cut in as silage bales. Wish the season would hold out but it's almost time to start thinking about putting the hay equipment away unfortunately.

Apparently Periwinkle decided since it's Saturday she wanted to take a morning off. Maybe she was as tuckered out after ...
10/21/2017

Apparently Periwinkle decided since it's Saturday she wanted to take a morning off. Maybe she was as tuckered out after corn chopping as the rest of us.

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What do you mean former owner operator???